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Chemistry ( Ph.D. )

1. Training/Research Orientation

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry and Fine Chemical
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry and Physics

2. Program Duration and Credit

3 years in general, the maximum duration should not exceed 7 years (including the extension time).
20 credits in total, at least 12 compulsory credits.

3. Core Courses and Introduction

Computational Chemistry
Computational chemistry is the necessary tool to discover the chemical nature in contemporary research, learning this course is the essential foundation of scientific research work in the future. This course introduces the basic knowledge and application in the field of computational chemistry, which is based on the quantization study and molecular mechanics method to the study of atomic and molecular properties as well as the relationship between structure and properties of chemical reaction, etc. The purpose of the course: understanding the quantum chemistry and molecular mechanics and the basic concept of computational chemistry, learning the institute of computational chemistry processing the basic methods and steps of practical problems. The content of the course: the basic concept of computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, quantum chemistry calculation, molecular mechanics and molecular dynamics simulation, the application of molecular simulation in drug design teaching. The effects of the course: this course on the basis of structural chemistry, computational chemistry theoretical knowledge and practice for further study, it works as an introduction to the computational chemistry.

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
By teaching and discussing the hot issues and progress of inorganic chemistry and the development of the frontier issues, graduate students are normally expected to broaden their scientific view and obtain the ability of scientific thinking, scientific innovation, as well as to solve practical problems. The content of the course includes chemistry of boron, the coordinative chemistry of ligand with N, P, Si atoms, the application of rare earth elements in the Optical, electrical and magnetic functional materials, the supramolecular chemistry and supramolecular complexes, coordinative catalysis and supramolecular materials and devices. The coourse includes: students introduce the latest research results or forward issues of the currently inorganic chemistry development, and discussed the scientific significance of the results or progress, and the enlightenment and application for their research work; communication and discussion of the inorganic chemistry related literature reading.

Bioinorganic Chemistry
Centering on the commonly known principles of chemistry, chemistry major graduate students are normally expected to know what inorganic elements is and how they act biological effects in living bodies, and closely connected with the development of bioinorganic chemistry, scientific thinking, research and innovation, as well as to solve practical problems. Course includes cells and medical science, bioinorganic chemistry, cells basic feature- ABC of bioinorganic chemistry, cell surface and special structure, extracellular matrix, molecular structure and characteristics of biomembrane; mass transfer through cytomembrane. The content of the course includes: students introduce the latest research results or forward issues of the currently inorganic chemistry development, and discussed the scientific significance of the results or progress, and the enlightenment and application for their research work.

Coordination Chemistry
Since Werner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1913 for his coordination theory, coordination chemistry has developed very rapidly. Coordination compounds are a major feature of the chemistry of over half the elements and they have important roles as industrial catalysts in controlling reactivity, and they are essential in biochemical processes. The course is mainly presented in the form of classroom lectures. The content of this course includes the following several parts: the development history of coordination compounds, common ligands, the structure of coordination compounds and properties of coordination complexes. Among them, focus on the teaching content is structures and properties of coordination compounds. Students can achieve through the learning of this course to know the most common structures observed for coordination compounds and to predict the relative stabilities of coordination compounds with different ligands. Furthermore, we hope that students can design and synthesize some novel ligands to build some coordination compounds with various structures and multi-functional properties.

Nanomaterial Chemistry
In combination with with introduction of the frontier development  in nanomaterial science and technologies, the Ph. D. candidates are expected to grasp the basic concepts and classifications as well as preparation and characterization technologies of nanomaterials, and understand the correlation between structure and performance. After learning this course, their abilities of scientific thinking and scientific innovation as well as to solve practical problems must be fostered and enhanced. This course is mainly executed in lectures with the aid of interactive discussion. The content of the course includes:

  • introduction
  • the synthetic methods and principles of nanomaterials
  • the analytic and characterizing technologies for nanomaterials
  • the electronic structures and physicochemical properties of nanomaterials
  • the assembling and integration of nanomaterials
  • the application and prospect of nanomaterials
  • Panel Discussion: the present and future of flexible nanoelectronic devices

Structural Molecular Biology
As an interdisciplinary subject of biology, physics, chemistry and other disciplines, Structural Molecular Biology is based on the three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules and their actions and quantitatively clarifies the phenomenon of life science. As a basic curriculum in cutting-edge field developing from the 21st century, this course focuses on introducing the research methods, techniques and development status of complex biological macromolecule structures, and strives to reflect contemporary progress in this field. Teaching contents include X-ray diffraction analysis, two-dimensional and multi-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, chromatography, spectroscopy techniques (such as circular dichroism, infrared, Raman and fluorescence), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy techniques (AFM) and so on. Graduate studies of two key research directions, Chemical Biology and Biological Materials, should focus on research methods, detection technology and the latest developments of biological macromolecule functions.

Asymmetric Catalysis
Chirality is a fundamental characteristic of nature and pervades the world. The chiral materials are closely related to our life. Asymmetric synthesis is the door to creating chiral materials. Its development promoted developments of pharmaceutical science, medicine science, materials science and biology, etc. In the course of asymmetric synthesis,doctor graduate students are expected to grasp how asymmetric synthesis has been developed to be a hot issue and a frontier of the research in current organic chemistry, and obtain better abilities of scientific thinking and innovation, as well as to solve practical problems. The contents include: 1. the strusture, design and synthesis of chiral ligands and chiral catalysts. 2. the application of chiral ligands and chiral catalysts in asymmetric synthesis of bioactive chiral compounds, chiral drugs and chiral natural products.

Modern Electrochemistry
Our approach is first to give an overview of electrode processes, showing the way in which the fundamental components of the subject come together in an electrochemical experiment. Then there are individual discussions of thermodynamics and potential, electron-transfer kinetics, and mass transfer. Concepts from these basic areas are integrated together in treatments of the various methods. The effects of homogeneous kinetics are treated separately in a way that provides a comparative view of the responses of different methods. Next are discussions of interfacial structure, adsorption, and modified electrodes; then there is a taste of electrochemical instrumentation, which is followed by an extensive introduction to experiments in which electrochemistry is coupled with other tools. 

Biomedical Polymer
The graduate students are normally expected to obtain the ability of scientific thinking, scientific innovation and exploration of biomedical polymer materials by the learning and discussion process about the design, synthesis, bioapplications, biocompatibility and safety evaluation of biomedical polymer materials. Professional course is taught in the form of weekly seminar in the research group as a unit. The contents include:

  • reading reports and discussion of the course of biomedical polymer materials related literatures.
  • communication of the research forefront or the latest major issues and the current biotechnology development in the field of biomedical polymer materials. Further, students exchange their research inspiration from these previous research work.
  • students reported their research progress and existing problems in the field of biomedical polymer materials. Some new ideas and possible solution methods will be offered by the special discussion group composed by the teachers and students.

4. Supervisors

Jianchun Bao, Hongke Liu, Yaqian Lan, Xiaohua Huang, Xiaodi Yang, Dayong Chen, Zhihui Dai, Zhiyuan Gu, Peipei Sun, Shaohua Wei, Zhenggui Gu, Jinfei Yang, Chenxin Cai, Yafei Li, Yawen Tang, Weiben Yang, Bo Zhao, Xiaoqing Jiang, Yimin Zhou, Jian Shen, Chun Mao, Ninglin Zhou, Li Li.